It is a common misunderstanding that free sugars or sweet tasting food can rapidly elevate the blood glucose and is responsible for diabetes. we discuss the recent scientific evidence which says that weight gain not free sugar, which is the main culprit.
Elevated blood glucose in diabetes may cause signs and symptom
Excess urination (polyuria).
High Sugar: Fatigue— Aftab Ahmad PhD (@aftabnays) September 16, 2018
When you have type 2 diabetes and your blood sugar is high too often, you become less sensitive to insulin, which helps move energy to your cells. A lack of fuel can make you tired. You can have the same fatigue with type 1 diabetes.
As a result of diabetes I have a severe eating disorder called disbulimia, my a1c is off the charts, I have the beginnings of renal (kidney) disease, and more. And I still don’t care because diabetes ruined my life— ℰmilia (@KnowltsDelicate) November 12, 2017
T2DM arises as a function of age and of fatness, in individuals predisposed by genetic and environmental factors that promote ‘ectopic’ fat storage within the abdomen and in muscle, liver and pancreas.
If you want to lose fat and keep it off you have to be able to handle the truth.— Mattis Rogers (@OvercomingSelf) September 25, 2018
If you look in the mirror and feel fat, if you're not in shape and winded running up a flight of stairs it is time to drastically change your eating habits.
Or do you want diabetes?
Some useful links
Diabetes is part of the metabolic syndrome spectrum with has following pathological disorder.
Large waist circumference.
Belly fat doesn't just prevent you from fitting into your favorite pair of jeans. Specifically, having a waist size higher than 40 inches around for men or 34.5 inches for women is correlated with a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart attack. https://t.co/vum8zG5hqy— Hydration Junkie (@HydrationJunkie) September 24, 2018
High blood pressure
my blood pressure is rlly high but i dont think its bc several months of abuse of caffiene + poorly managed diabetes. no, i think its bc whenever im w griff my heart beats at like 120bpm— Steev (@94toyotacelica) September 23, 2018
Lydia, shaming is wrong...however, most obese and morbidly obese develop chronic disease of hypertension, arthritis, dyslipidemia, arthritis and diabetes...it’s complex as thin people aren’t all healthy either...— Deborah Blois (@DebBlois) September 23, 2018
Last yr. I was diagnosed with fatty liver disease, diabetes, and I was a heavy 40 yr long smoker. I turned my life completely around and my dr. told me that she feels I just added 15 yrs to my life. Stopped by the mall and a man walked up to me and told me that I should 1/2— Barbara_I 🍄 (@Barbara102006) September 17, 2018
Type 2 diabetes and obesity
If your body weight is not proportionate with the height then ur health can never be good and then u r obese. #Obesity inclines you toward #diabetes ,high B.P., #arthritis, #PCOD, harmonal disturbance in females,many serious life threats @RujutaDiwekar how can u bluff like this? https://t.co/CLqaYmNVS0— Dr.Deepa Sharma (@deepadoc) September 25, 2018
The global trends of T2DM is closely closely following the epidemic of overweight and obesity.
It is very uncommon in people with BMI less than 22 kg/m2, the risk of having the diabetes rapidly rises as a person gains the weight and acquires a higher BMI. 2 particularly among Asians.
Recent scientific evidence shows that the diabetes can go in remission if the person reduces the weight substantially (10-15 kg) and bring the BMI between between 22-25 kg/m2. Studies show that the metabolic abnormalities like dyslipidemia and fatty liver can also be reversed.
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.
At risk of #Type2? Talk to your #GP about the #NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. Weight loss via exercise and portion control is key for sustainable, long term weight control and bringing blood sugar under control, averting #T2 #diabetes https://t.co/1Nf2N3VCgq @NHSDiabetesProg pic.twitter.com/N4YOm2TfO6— NHS England (@NHSEngland) May 30, 2018
Some useful links
Sugar intake in diabetes
Types of dietary sugar that could influence T2DM either directly or indirectly
lactose in milk
Sucrose in fruits and vegetables.
Sugar consumption in our body
Sugar in the body and blood is almost exclusively glucose . It is mostly derived from digestion of lactose, sucrose and commercial ‘sugar’ and little bit from proteins.
It is a common misunderstanding that blood glucose is derived directly from the diet, and that free sugars or sweet tasting food can rapidly elevate the blood glucose. it is only the pure glucose which can cause a rapid rise in blood glucose (high glycemic index) . Other types of sugars and food sources does not cause rapid rise . The rise in blood sugar by a food depends upon its glycemic index. Most of the food we consume have moderate to low glycemic indices.
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolised and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose and, therefore usually, insulin level
Recent scientific publications report that majority of clinical studies do not provide any consistent evidence of an association between dietary sugars and diabetes incidence. In other words , clinical evidence which proves that excessive intake of sugar can lead to diabetes is missing. Studies report that consumption of energy-dense foods containing sugars are typically associated with excessive weight gain and obesity which is in turn associated with physical inactivity. The current hypothesis is that type 2 diabetes is part of the disease syndrome which have obesity , dyslipidemia and hypertension as other disorders. Diabetes is presumed to be result of gain in weight and physical inactivity, with excessive sugar intake contributing to weight gain.
Does excessive sugar intake cause diabetes ?
Carbs contain a lot of calories per serving so weight gain is the most common effect. Other than that since carbs contain sugar molecules, having too much intake can also lead to type 2 diabetes but that can only happen if you consume it excessively for a long period of time.— 🌼 (@balqisnx) September 26, 2018
Sugar does not cause diabetes , but extra calories from any source will lead to weight gain, promoting or worsening diabetes. Larger number of calories, even from a non sugar source will result in weight gain, and worsening of diabetes.
Should people who are at risk having diabetes, avoid taking sugar?
@Lyricoldrap I haven't had one dessert or sweet since March 6 whole months since I cut that out I don't want Diabetes and so trying like heck Sugar is the devil in your ear it's hard to avoid it's not easy to put sweets out my mind I have struggled like you since my early teens.— MelBehindAShannon (@MelMountain1) September 25, 2018
Current recommendation is to limit sugar intake to <10% of total calories intake . It is wise to restrict the free sugar intake as it will help in restricting total calories intake which will in turn control the weight. Restricting of total calories intake is more important.
Does sugar intake increases the blood sugar levels in a diabetic patient.
Eating refined carbs will also cause rapid spikes in blood sugar. While high blood sugar levels are unhealthy for all people, they are at a higher risk of getting diabetes. Unrefined carbohydrates are a lot healthier than their refined, processed counterparts. #DidYouKnow— Trueware (@TruewareIN) September 21, 2018
Present scientific evidence do not show that sugar consumption causes the rise in blood sugar level in the diabetic patients. It is total calories intake in a day which is more important.
Does sugar intake increases the risk of cardiovascular disease ( heart attack or MI) in patients of diabetes
I am fucking sick of "celebrity chefs" sticking their oar in and telling us, as a society, what we should and shouldn't eat. We KNOW there's 11g of sugar in a can of cola, we know McDonalds is high fat, we know eating at the chippy every night is a heart attack in waiting....— K ᗩ ᖇ E ᑎ ⭐ 🌹 #GTTO (@Kaz8028) September 15, 2018
There is credible evidence that excess intake of 33 dietary sugars causes rise in serum triglycerides and total cholesterol. High sugar intake is also known to increases blood pressure in patients of diabetes.
Rise in serum triglycerides and total cholesterol along with elevated blood pressure, are serious risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
These adverse effects are besides the increase in the body weight resulting from excess calories intake.
Does reduction sugar intake will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease ( heart attack or MI) in patients of diabetes ?
the consequences of clogging my arteries & putting myself at high risk for Stroke, Heart Attack & Death. Its simply not worth the brief moment of pleasure from consuming candy! Instead, I ck out red grapes, or banana's, which supply natural sugar, not refined & R far more healthy pic.twitter.com/zAkoW7j08k— Attorneys Only! (@rondmanley) September 10, 2018
The current scientific evidence supports recommendation that free sugar intake should be limited to 10% of total calories intake to reduce the risk of cardiovascular abnormalities ( heart attack) in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Does sugar intake increases the risk of renal complications ( kidney disease ) in patients of diabetes.
. Over time, the high levels of sugar in the blood damage the millions of tiny filtering units within each kidney. This eventually leads to kidney failure.— bidaraworld (@bidaraworld) September 8, 2018
There is weak but positive scientific evidence that say dietary sugars accelerate chronic kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. Some studies suggest that Caramel coloring and phosphoric acid used in different cola drinks may also promote kidney disease.
Should people with diabetes avoid sugar for this reason?
Yes, it is always better to avoid excess sugar and sweetened cola drinks in diabetic patients.
Links to some useful books on this issue.
Conclusion: Excessive sugar intake may not be responsible for causing diabetes, but it is wise to restrict sugar intake as it causes obesity , lipid abnormalities cardiovascular and kidney abnormalities.